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Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1867, Janesville, Wisconsin 1 THOMSONS Mala ky 00 4 00 OFFICIAL GOVERNOR'S Gentlemen of the Senate and Let us firot return thanks .to Almighty Qod for the peace Ho has vouchsafed to us as a people during the year just I congratulate you on being the first legislative body ever convened in this State as tho representatives of a all of without regard to stand absolutely equal in political eges and through I congratulate your tho stain laws has been forever It is your as the immediate of a to well to know in manner those who have boen to administer tho affairs of State have fulfilled their havo been expended according to and with due and to BOO that no creep into the management of state innocently or I fora a critical tion by member of your body of all the reports give a statement ot the iho state in all ita Tbo financial porti show that the re- of the lUto daring tho 07 la 30th 40 Total dim ou hand Sept. 20 Tho ot tho fund during tho year VOLUME 10. JANES THURSDAY JAN. 10, 1867. NUMBER 2TG. 1 Railroad ice on All 4i 10 oo SS W The and t 03 15 and 15 Publishing 30 20.MO 04 Clirk 1V.710 70 HUM IW Interest ou ntate 02 agricultural bounty on 104.718 18 97 anM do do 1800..................... 14 84 Expended from co tho year 1880 on haod Jan. 1.029 10 84 for thu permanent 03.014 63 16 109 47 4 of tho for this urti Balance In 52 uo companies 00 railroad 00 41 And 000 01) Stair lax on at Uw and on 00 02 fur reform for duo from 00 Total 33 It is the opinion of tho secretary of itate that not more than will bo realized from payments by on balances If this ia the total revenue will bo reduced The estimated expenditure for this cal year is as for current es of state to Salaries 00 00 prison and State debt and Ott 00 Aid to and 00 Appropriations and 180T not 153.970 00 00 It will bo observed that the estimated expenditure exceeds the estimated nue 30. The utmost care be in making keep the within such will not the finances of the The of the itate during the year CO Tuli au been By and for Total reduction tho 00 Total itate debt at this 03 Classified Dae to school food on of 00 34u'oOO 00 bo OU 107 00 2 2S2 107 00 All state bonds purchased witu trust funds have been canceled and filed in tho office of the secretary of and there havo been issued in lien certificates of indebtedness to each fund for tho amount duo to in com- with the provisions of ter 2, general of TRUST It is every citizen of the Skate that provision should bo made the safe and investment of several trust The necessities of tho State during tho continuance of compelled tho adoption of the present system of ing them in our own State so proves beneficial to all Bat tho State bonds now in the bands of amount to only and those will probably be by the School and University lands before for tho of tho Prudent business during your the system of investments to bo in the that these funds may be saved from the peril of even for n short to tho old of loans to individuals upon mortgage hat shown that this be ita management ever 10 is a tended with constant losses to tho My own views as to the safest and best plan to bo adopted woro sot forth in my last annual and to that you are Under the of 227, General Laws 1866, 1 appointed Hon. Stoddard Hon. George Gary and D. K. to revise the laws of this state for the assessment and collection ot As these gentlemen will lay at an early day a full report of their I will make no suggestions on the I that when a reasonably perfect code has been determined future legislatures will from enacting unnecessary amendments Aggregate valuation of real estate in 1866, 50. Valuation of all real and personal 41. Amount of state tax levied in 1SG5, of state tax levied in 1866, WAR The receipts of tho fund during tli fiscal year on 12 31 319 iv trust Oi US Sept. 8" The amounted to 160.17, of which paid to There has been ponded from the relief fund sum of during the past As no further necessity exists for this authority should be given for ita transfer to the general Over have boen expended from the state treasury for war since 1801. At least have been expended by counties and towna throughout the for the same making n total expenditure on account of tho war of about 00, which does not the millions contributed by our citizens for charitable purposes with the Large sums in like been expended by each of the other loyal In my judgment justice demands tho re- by the general of those states for such tho end that the people of the whole try may boar their equitable share of tho respectfully recommend by to you ask tins No payments boen mode by tho United States to this daring tho past in liquidation of war claims foro Vouchers for tho expenditure of an ad- sum have been filed with tho auditing officers at It is not that any further sums will bo realized on these claims until directs thoir The report of the Bank Comptroller shows that tho wholo number of state banks doing business on the first day of 1805, was With an aggregate capital 00 number doing Oct. 1, 1800, with au aggregate Decrease In twelve 000 Co The amount of In trust for bunking Oct. 1, 1805, 20 Amount held Oct. 1, 1800.......................... 10 In 12 04 Tho amount of circulation on 00 1800................................. 00 during 00 Chapter 143, General Laws of nn act to amend tbo banking laws of this did not contain any clause ing its has not been submitted to tho The ment is and provision should be mudo for its submission nt the next eral Under tho provisions of chapter 282, General Laws of 18C5, bankd have assigned to tho Stato Treasurer their hold by the Bank together with thoir in- terest in auch of their circulating notes as may not be presented for the state in return assuming the ultimate re demption of tho outstanding circulation oi At tho date of tho passage of that the circulation of these banks was Of this amount ia still of which is believed to bo lost and by the terms of the enures to the benefit of the I invite your ular attention to tho recommendation of tho Bank Comptroller with regard to ing up these and the deposition of their funds und Tho banking law having boon amended by chapter 102, General Laws 1SGG, 110 tax will hereafter bo assessed upon the capital of any bank or banking association under tho laws of tho but holders assessed on the value of their of in such at tho tho banks are National banks are to be taxed in the same Tho report of tho State Treasurer shows that thirty-six national banks have boen organized in thia stato under the of having an aggregate capital of Of these bunks sixteen havo paid stato tax for the year 18C5. Twenty banks declined to pny this that it was in conflict with tho laws of and The amount of tax paid by the sixteen banks was If the tax was this amount should bo immediately If it was it be enforced against all national banks INSURANCE Foreign insurance companies doing ness in this are required to report annually to tho secretary of und homo companies to report to fho The law should bo eo amended as to re- quire all to tho thus giving solo control of insurance business to one There were twenty foreign life and accident companies doing ness within this state during tho past With an capital 00 Total received for In this state in 1885........................... ol Total losses iu tho stato iu 1SCJ....... CO Suto for 1800................................. OG Tho luw requiring insurance companies to deposit stato or bonds with the state as security to having been repealed last there have been withdrawn from his custody bonds amounting to Of such securities there still remains with tho treasurer subject to tho orders of the NOTARIES PUBLIC AND COMMISSIONERS OF I again recommend that the notaries public to be appointed bo limited by law to a certain number in each town and and that thoir official bonds be approved by tho county judge of the county in which tho appointee and that a ble fee bo charged by the state for each Tho law authorizing the appointment of commissioners of deeds to reside in other does not provide for tho payment of a fee to tho stato for It should be so aa to authorize a charge of ut least iivo dollars for I have assumed authority to make such a charge on commissions issued during a portion of the past and have received on that account which have boen paid state Agriculture is the chief industrial suit of our and consequently forms tho main foundation of our and as such is entitled to tho attention of those to whom tho power is ed. No satisfactory plan yet been adopted for the collection of reliable agri cultural statistics for the information o those Tho secretary of state in his report offers valuable suggestions upon this The lumbering nnd uving interests of state avo second in importance to agriculture Millions of dollars arc invested in controlled by a class of our citizens among tho most enterprising and To them all tho stato should extend every possible The state and county agricultural socio ties are rendering themselves of great fulness to every branch of our and should bo aided by liberal By far the greater portion of our are compelled to rely for the port of themselves and their families upon tho labor of thoir hands each and they are anxiously seeking relief from the burdens which press upon They contend the labor which capital re- quires of them is too and complain that after spending their lives in lating wealth for they pre- maturely exhausted by excessive leave their families helpless and to meet penury and suffer its To ameliorate this condition they ask that eight hours be gal day's Capital without labor ia a without tho power to employ nnd if anywhere im tho where the dignity of labor ia conceded bv and where the law makes no invidious tion between the rich nnd the such complaints should not be To the men of the most of whom have at some time boon laboring surely no argument is nee Jed to show that those who create the wealth of the country should be afforded every possible facility for partici sating in ita and that tho non- should not enjoy all the of while to tho producers are warded only its I mention this with all that you will iston to the ot and will search diligently for the menus to tho end By an act of approved April 1S6C, tho General Government ed to this state acres of land to in the construction of a break nnd ship canal at the head of Sturgeon in tho county of to connect tho waters of Green Bay with Section two of that act provides ihe said landa hereby shall bo subject to tho disposal of tbo ot said or if the legislature thereof not be in or shall adjourn ten days after passage ami of this said lands shall be subject to tho disposal of the Governor board of commissioners of uni- and swamp lands of said Tho legislature adjourning within ton days alter the approval of this the auda by the terms of tho eft within the control of above but they have made no i tion of The whole matter is ro- erred to your honorable body for such Tho from The land office amounting to 00, have been laid by tho und lists have bcon for- varded to the Land Office at or Patents will in duo The thirty sections of tbo land by act of approved March 3, 803, to aid in tho construction of a road from Fort Howard to the gan state have been patented to the and tbc school land are authorized to put thorn into as the law It is hoped that this road will bo Dieted as rapidly as as it very tho through which it will INTERNAL 111 The energy displayed by tho people of state during tho past years in projecting and carrying out successful en- of internal withstanding tbo heavy burdens and of tho ia truly and will soon wholo state in a network of much needed Among the most important now to be completed at an early I may mention tho Tomah nnd Saint Croix Portage and via Stevens Point and Baylield waukee and Fond du to con- with tbo 1'ortago and tho the Oshkosh and the Sugar River tbc state via to tho Saint Croix and ex sion lino from to Fond du tho linos from Green Cay to the pi Mineral Point to southwest to the between 3uiro and Oshkosh from via and Milwaukee to West The completion of tbo Northern Pacific railroad will develop the rich country north and west of Lake and consequently ia of great and to tho Aside from tho benefit which will enure to this state from such general tho eastern terminus of the road being within our will offer our railroads liar advantages for connection with the route of groat local interest to I recommend that you give to this undertaking your port. All of these lines will traverse rich tions of thig throwing open its re- and should receive such encouragement as is due to their great Tho citizens along tho routes of many of them alive to their aro freely contributing largo sums of and urging them on by every possible moans to a speedy with a zeal which will thoir Tho number of railroad companies ing reports to tho state is Laving a total length of 17.11 actually Co Amount for 52 1800..... 0? of tax paid for 1805............ 2U3.ZOB During the past year officers detailed by the department have made surveys of a portion of the Mississippi river with a view to the removal of obstructions to its by tho of the Hock Island and Dos Tho Fox and rivers have also been surveyed with ence to a water communication between tho Mississippi and the Great Both projects are considered entirely It is reported practicable to construct a line of by Bock river to Lakes Horicon and with at least the capacity of tho Erie thereby to the people its for tho transportation of heavy which would be of incalculable advantage to is deemed by the engineers in that the Wisconsin can bo dered perfectly by such ods of engineering as have boen tried on similar streams elsewhere and found should this in the end prove that a canal of large ity can be built along its valley at a cost so small as to warrant the The company having charge of the Fox proposes at an early to render that stream navigable for larger boats than at The Fox and Wisconsin route will give water transportation for a large portion ol heavy freight of our own and the states west of It is proper to mention in this connection that the trustees of tho Fox river improvement havo deposited in tho state in with the of chapter 535, 1805, tho sum of 86 for the payment of two improvement fund amounting to the balance to be paid on the completion of the work on that aa required by The successful completion of cither or all of those great enterprises Trill greatly add to tho wealth of the entire northwest by decreasing tho cost of transportation on onr products to eastern and southern and on articles aa we may purchase from them in Already ibe means of transportation aro scarcely adequate to tho cheap transfer of the im- mense amounts of grain and lumber which yearly pass over tho face of this state seeking and thia inadequacy is constantly Tho utility of any improvements which will lesson it must be obvious to Important as these works arc to tho states directly they aie of amount importance to the nation at ie absolutely essential to the safety of tho country that there should bo one more naval suitable for between the Mississippi and tho and their importance should not be underestimated upon the that there ia no prospect of such being It may yet and it ia the part of not only to meet tho exigencies of the but 10 provide for tho emergencies of the Tho past should havo taught us the broo of tho preparo for I. recommend that by ask Congress to aid these I also commend to your favorable notice ho project of constructing a ship canal around the Falls of Any scheme will materially aid in securing cheap transportation to tho people of the should greatly interest us and be encouraged. The strife which for years past has ex- isted between a portion people and various corporations of tho state I ro- gret to in nowise Complaints of and oppression on the part of railroad companies aro still A these and demanding the aid enactment to the of freight to a more equitable The on tho other hand still earnestly assert that thoir charges are just and That there is wrong somewhere seems That either party is absolutely right or is by no means To arrive at the exact merits of tho con- an extended and critical nation of facts and figures is no legislature iu this state has yet provided This strife is in every way hostile to the interests of all It consumes the time of each legislature in useless and never-ending It repels tho investment of railroad capital within our It is productive only of bad and should be stopped im- If the railroad companies ure either iu wholo or in ihe fact should bo the wrong corrected by proper Tho people have for years past de- manded and tho tions invite the asserting that impartial investigation is what they and that they will abido by ita Past legislatures either from want of time or for obtaining the failed to arrive at any satisfactory conclusion on the Each succeeding finds itself just where its predecessor com- and before definite action can be the day of adjournment and the strife is continued another 1 know of no better plan of procuring tho data necessary to intelligent than by tho of a committee from year to year from your or bj the appointment of a to gate thoroughly and carefully tho wholo and to submit the result of such investigation to this or a succeeding legia The investigation is due to tho for while it is your to compel on their part a strict observance of the restrictions which the state has upon it is none tho less your duty to protect them in the exercise of all thoir legitimate It is especially due to the and it is jour peculiar as their chosen to stand between them and injustice and op- from whatever source they may and I am confident you will dis- charge thia duty without fear or subject is important and replete with and should command your earnest that exact justice may bo Now that the war has boen brought to a successful and among all classes throughout Europe confidence in the manence of our free institutions has been fully the tide of emigration from the old world reaches our snores in con- stantly increasing Almost out exception people bring with them habits of honest industry most of them bring moderate amounts of many are skilled in the mechanic all are a strong desire to better their and to secure for selves homes and comfortable Immediate steps should be taken to induce as many fts possible of their to settle within the borders of this Our countless acres of ted our numerous water privileges our almost inexhaustible store of mineral wealth yet hidden in the earth together with our easy access to tho mar kots of the to the advantages scarcely to be found anywhere If proper moans are adopted to convey to them correct information ag to our ces and geographical littlo I need be To this end I gest the organization of a Board of to bo of such of tho state officers as may bo able to discharge the duty in addition to their present I am confident that such a board can render very great service to the with the annual expenditure of a small eum of The speedy settlement of a of your state has been retarded by reason of the withdrawal from market of the lands granted by the general govern men t internal Efforts have been made to secure a com plete and creditable representation oi the varied agricultural and of our at the Paris to ba held this that all rations may moro thoroughly understand our great wealth and CONSTITUTIONAL 40. Under the provisions of joint resolution number tho question whether or not a convention to revise the constitution should was to the at the last general and by decided in tho The legislature of 1800, by a joint proposed an amendment to the providing for the payment of a salary of three hundred and fifty ars per with to each member of tha Tho tion was ratified by the legislators no authority was given for its sub- mission to the people for their This authority should be supplied during tho present Tho wishes of the should not be thus thwarted by an and to prevent u I submit the propriety of the passage of a authorizing the secretary of itato to give notice in as jested by REVISED No provision was made by tho last for tho codification or revision of he It was thought this not be done until the question whether or not a constitutional convention should bo was if decided n the the statutes could not properly codified or revised until it Had ite I respectfully call attention to this being fully with its urgent If parties will undertake tho work as a private with tho un- that the state shall purchase a certain number of I tho adoption of this I again call tho attention to the con- tantly growing evil of special During the session of the last legislature bore wore five hundred and eighty-seven and local laws Most of hose laws were as the ob- cct Bought by could have bcon attained under the provisions of then general Over two hundred icts of incorporation were ng corporations without banking n plain violation of tho clause in the tato which formed under general but shall not be created by special except for and in n of the the ob- of tbc corporation cannot bo attain id under general and in face of fact that such a general law as the constitution did then exist upon the statute If that general aw is it should bo amended at and all future corporate except perhaps railroad and compelled to organize under its has not been unusual for legislatures to gravely include in acts of incorporation si section stating that the judgment of legislature the objects of tho ation cannot bo attained under general An examination of tho of these acts would convince any nan that their objects could very easily lave been attained under existing general Such legislation is an evasion of and If you will comply strictly with the clause jf the constitution above and will cave to the several boards of and to tha state business en- trusted to them under tho provisions of you will very materially your lessen tho expenses if the give better satisfaction to your and I am will in most cases cO the ends of CHARITABLE The trustees of tho Insane Hospital re- port that tho number of patients in- October 1805, was 177. Number admitted during tho 30, 18CG.......................................... Of which number 90 were male and S-l The current expenses for the year to Tho expenses this year are estimated at The worked principally by the has netted a profit during the past cwo years of over Tho work of erecting tho additional provided for by your is progressing When these additions aro tho Institution will probably accommodate all cases of curable insanity within tho Further provision ought to for tho care of the incurable For tbo completion of tho an additional appropriation is The whole number of pupils in during the upon tho Wisconsin Institute for the education of tbc Deaf and has been 104. Number in ance October 1st, 8-1. The trustees received from the state and other sources during the fiscal year and have expended leaving a deficiency of for the payment Af for the current expenses they ask an appropriation of They also ask an appropriation of 901.35 for the completion of the west and work now being ant for heating and The of. the orphans throughout tho made it necessary to before provision could be made for its organization under state con It was accordingly opened January 1st, the necessary means being fur in great by private The amount received from such sub was The furniture and cur rent expenses was Ihe 271.98 expended in excess of tho received from was generous ly advanced by Samuel Esq. treasurer under the The state has had the benefit of thi and should refund it to Mr. Mar The property was purchased by the state for and tho Home be came a state institution March 31et, 1SGG since which time tho trustees have od for its support from tho state and from other Amoun expended during tho fiscal year Balance on hand September 30th, 1806 On the 1st day of January 298 children had been received inK the of whom 57 have been by parents leaving the number of inmates on that day 230. An additional building is needed for school for the erection of which an appropriation of is asked by tho It being of the utmost im- portance that every facility should be en for the education of those I that this appropriation be The erection of such a in addition to its importance to the al interests of tlic will materially increase its capacity for It can now accommodate 300, and the cos by April next t will be Should this tion receive your an il ward will be made of the room occupied 5_y the thereby providing for at least fifty It is thought that the Home will then accommodate all of the really destitute in state who will ever apply for The ees also ask an appropriation of current expenses this No state in the union had made better provision for the care and maintenance of iho orphans of its than has What has been thus nobly begun must be generously Those to whom owe so not bo the objects of charity from the They uro tho beloved wards of the and when it provides for them a ionic an it pays but little of debt it Nothing should ic left undone which will contribute to present nnd They have thus far in studies with commendable nnd evince a which proves their of the advantages which you ire extending to I am that tho institution has been ably in all ita and that the have received that parental care which to I need not com- mend them to your for each one of I has a in your The trustees of the Institution for the of the report tho tion of tho as very owing to the adverse working of the law passed .by the legislature at last requiring from tho pupils payment or or the presentation of a the county judge of inability of to make such They that the number of pupils who re- tho of the institution has reduced from 54 to and y justify the assertion that one of most prosperous and efficient schools its kind in the the institution by the action of suddenly icon reduced to one of the most The language of the law com- of is anil alike the On I very much question its Wisconsin cannot to bo niggardly in her The people not only do not ask it but arc perfectly to boar whatever small addition to burden of taxes may be necessary to proper care of ol thoir as are donf and or in- 1 concur in tho earnest of the trustees that this law be Tho expenditures for the last fiscal year for building and other and for current An mation of 00 is asked for nent of current expenses this a small sum fur tho purchase of a few of much Deeded The has every reason tu ale itself on secured for the agement of its institutions men remarkable for their zeal and 3ur institutions will compare favorably with those of any state in the cither for the successful prosecution of the work which they wore established to for the care and economy with business affairs arc I recommend that liberal be made for their For the convenience of it would bo well to pay quarterly in advance the amounts appropriated for current expenses of institutions under their Before dismissing this I will call your attention to another class of un- for whom substantial provision should be made by the I to imbecile and idiotic Census necessarily imperfect in this show that we have in this state many of these for under our present there re- ally to be no If sent to public schools nnd brought into competition with children of full mental they fail at home and left to their lights gradually go and with advancing years they sink into hopeless Schools already in other demonstrate that by proper care and attention they are great ly It is our duty aa people to provide for thoir In company with a portion of the state 1 extended tho annual inspection of the state institutions to tbo Protestant Orphan Saint Orphan Saint Mary's Hospital located city of Milwaukee A careful examination proved them to be in an admirable They arc not stato but arc working arc of sreat aid to tho and should receive a yearly They confine their benefits to no but admit inmates from all tions of the the care and support oi whom would otherwise devolve upon the THE STATE REFORM The board of managers uf the State Re- form School report that tho wholo number of children received since the opening or tha July 23, 1860, is 400. 0, 340 were boys and 60 were Tho wholo of during pint of 1S06........................... 13- number ol iamutos at oao IOC No death has ever occurred among the inmates sinco the school was first estab On the 10th of tho main building was destroyed by The thea ia appropriated VMK IS TOT Li now ed In and having in too to with any In In correct political In in laUnt nowi from in merit In Information relating to sparo no to tbo worthy or und for the of new addition to this have been realized from the managers a building fund ot 00. By the failure of the Morns ance the loit the sum of additional Instead of- the one managers have erected three smaller at a cost ot about They ed 120 acres of land for faming purposes at a cost of The current ex- penses for the past year amounted to 02G.14. For the current expenses of this and for the completion 61 the ings and purchase they ask an appropriation of It is scarcely necessary to urge upon you the wisdom of encouraging this school by er Affording as it ioes the most efficient means for rescuing vagabond dren from lives of crime them to lives of industry and manity and a wise public economy alike dictate that we should to its able managers every facility tot carrying on the good STATE The State Prison gives a very full and satisfactory report of ita showing that the un- der his charge have earned by their n making pf Improvement your SB of luring year 61 credits 67 for of tho p 45 Total com to during 63 By comparison with the reports of ho shows that none in the ry are so near suggestions are made by lam as to the uture management oi the when all permanent improvements lire n order that tho prison may not be a heavy burden to the The walls of ho north wing are nearly tho work having been done by tl c f this wing is to be completed this he asks an appropriation of 00 for the payment of current ex- I am of the opinion that the new wing should certainly be r it will bo good policy to complete the this year or can be better by your committee whun it makes he annual inspection of the of convicts 30, 1805 97 during 146 13 1806 the 72 1 quote a statement from tho report should interest all who have the are of children It is a remarkable fact deserves je consideration of parents that of the 220 convicts committed uring the past three only four per ont. could bo called skillful while not more than ten per knew ic first rudiments of a The vrant of steady very one familiar with a trade can and the use of irig are undoubtedly the two most prolific sources of crime in this T- COMMON One of the most important and inter- sting reports which is yearly submitted ge of intellectual it is ad- mitted by all that no one thing conduces norc to the national security ty than the education of the thia is undeniably true in its in- dication to governments in it is as n fundamental in the one under which we and as it is first duty of our legislators o foster arid encourage popular the struggle through which we ave just tho colleges and com- non schools of the country have proven of great national and it may bo truthfully that ion to tho blo to intelligent Las the most part been based upon tho ignorance if the I concur fully in the valuable ions tho superintendent ally those relating to irregular attendance pon and the importance of state aid in the of I noto with pleasure that rices of our are more lighly and that during the met year this has in slightly their This is a step in the right TUo number of In tho itato between tin BROS of und twenty 18M Number niton Jinn public during lumber of employed Tho by tho lu support common via 10 during 77 amount of school fund at tho close of tho year wan 17 The total receipts for tho fiscal amounted to lor of Ac. were S 46 Invested in Wisconsin securities 00 to other funds and 29 fund iho luud by of lurgo Investments in 00 The amount of land belonging to the is 4G3.4G3.93 The interest from the school together with twenty-five per cent. Normal School fund tutes the school fund tho receipts of which during tho fiscal your from other roods 87 sales of timber an 1 re- 1.565 84. Tbo woro na Apportioned by the State 80 Clerks in land department 04 to other and 35 1 and attorney's fees 56 75 NORMAL After fully considering all propositions received from different mal school regents resolved to establish schools at the following places At denotes a Bite and The school building it now being and will be ready for next At which donates the ville Academy 00 to put in complete and This school and I am happy to say is a At which r site and the buildings to be erected as soon as At which donates a
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